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USA / Ireland, 2014 – Documentary

Director: Pat Collins, Ruán Magan; screenplay: Bríona Nic Dhiarmada, Ruán Magan; cinematography: Colm Hogan; editing: Keith Walsh; music: Patrick Cassidy; graphic design: Annie Atkins; producers: Bríona Nic Dhiarmada, Jackie Larkin; production company: CoCo Television for Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame

Narrated by Liam Neeson

 

Synopsis

Narrated by Liam Neeson, this landmark documentary tells the dramatic story of the events that took place in Dubin during Easter Week 1916, when a small group of rebels took on the might of the British Empire. The documentary – featuring a combination of rarely seen archival footage, new segments filmed on location worldwide, and interviews with leading international experts – also uncovers the untold story of the central role Irish Americans played in the lead-up to the rebellion. Although defeated militarily, the men and women of the Easter Rising would wring a moral victory from the jaws of defeat and inspire countless freedom struggles throughout the world – from Ireland to India.